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Boycott & Divestment in Action

Find out more about boycott & divestment campaigns supported by the US Campaign and our individual member groups.

The Israel Divestment Campaign (IDC)
The US Campaign has endorsed a California statewide ballot initiative by Californians Committed to Peace & Justice in Palestine-Israel. The IDC is the first citizens’ effort in the country to appeal directly to voters to hold Israel accountable for violations of international law and human rights.
TIAA-CREF Divestment Campaign at JVP
US Campaign member organization Jewish Voice for Peace has launched an original campaign to push financial services giant TIAA-CREF to divest from occupation-profiting ventures including Caterpillar, Elbit, Motorola, Veolia and Northop Grumman, among others. At the US Campaign's 2010 annual conference, its members voted to endorse JVP's campaign. Visit JVP to help petition TIAA-CREF and get resources to become involved!
Adalah NY
Adalah NY is currently engaged in a colorful and creative campaign for a consumer boycott of Motorola. They have also targeted the diamond tycoon Lev Leviev, and engaged in several cultural boycott initiatives.
Seattle Divestment Campaign
The Seattle divestment campaign is asking the City of Seattle to divest from corporations that sell military equipment to the Israeli army for use in the Occupied Territories.
United Methodist Divestment Initiative
United Methodist volunteers have put up a web site to explain the concept of divestment from companies that sustain the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. This site contains information on Israeli apartheid, and explanations of proposals that will be before the United Methodist General Conference (our policy-making body) later this month
Presbyterian Church Divestment Initiative
On July 2, the 216th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted 431-62 “to begin gathering data to support a selective divestment of holdings in multinational corporations doing business in Israel/Palestine.” Please take a moment to call or write the Presbyterian Church (USA) and thank them for this important resolution.
In The News
Find out what is being said in the news about boycott & divestment.
Students for Justice in Palestine at Hampshire College
In February 2009, the Board of Trustees at Hampshire College approved the vote to divest from five US corporations involved in the Israeli military occupation, as put forth by the student group Students for Justice in Palestine.
Catalog of Global BDS Actions (PDF)
Get inspired by downloading this PDF of global actions for BDS. This list was compiled by the Interfaith Peace Initiative.
Boston-area Divestment Project
This effort brings together activists from nearly a dozen Boston-area groups. After initial research, the project decided to target the military investment made by various municipalities (as the Seattle campaign is doing) as well as investment by municipalities and other organizations, including trade unions, in Israel Bonds.